Louis I. Kahn

Louis I. Kahn

Beyond Time and Style : A Life in Architecture

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Baker & Taylor
A biographical portrait of Louis I. Kahn reassesses the role of the acclaimed architect in transforming twentieth-century architecture by translating a reverence for history and historical forms into a uniquely contemporary idiom and looks at Kahn's rise to the pinnacle of international architecture, his personal relationships with his clients, and his turbulent romantic life.

Norton Pub
The first in-depth biographical study of the brilliant but elusivearchitect who fundamentally redefined twentieth-century architecture.
Now ranked with Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, Louis I. Kahn brought a reverence for history back into modern architecture while translating it into a uniquely contemporary idiom.Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with colleagues, coworkers, clients, and family members and illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, this book documents the uniquely American rise of a poor immigrant to the pinnacle of the international architectural world.It illuminates the richly diverse personal relationships Kahn had with such clients as Jonas Salk and Paul Mellon, and the romantic entanglements that mystified even those closest to him. While celebrating the genius of Kahnís art, the book provides an invaluable portrait of the man who created it.

Book News
Wiseman (Yale School of Architecture) presents the first in-depth biography of famed American architect, Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974). Drawing on some 100 interviews with colleagues, coworkers, clients, and family members, the text traces Kahn's life from his birth in Estonia and immigration to America as a young child to his death in 1974. The text provides a detailed account of the personal and public life of a key figure in modern architecture, concentrating in particular on a selection of Kahn's architectural masterpieces. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs and diagrams. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Now ranked with Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, Louis I. Kahn restored a reverence for history to modern arthitecture, while combining both into his own contemporary idiom.
This biographical study of the architect who fundamentally redefined twentieth-century architecture draws on more than one hundred interviews with colleagues, coworkers, clients, and family members and is illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs documenting the uniquely American rise of a poor immigrant to the pinnacle of the architectural world.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780393731651
0393731650
Branch Call Number: 720.92 KAHN WISEM
Characteristics: 284 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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